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  • Using NARA's Descriptive Pamphlets for Freedmen's Bureau Research

    Other than the service of Black veterans in the Union armed forces during the Civil War, the work of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (the Freedmen’s Bureau) represents the federal governmen...
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  • NARA Records Pertaining to Free Blacks in the Antebellum Period (1783-1861)

    NARA’s reference staff often receive inquiries from researchers and genealogists seeking records that document the nation’s history of slavery and slaveholding. Most of these researchers hope to get beyond...
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